Manchester United defender Luke Shaw admits his frustration at an injury-hit debut season with the Red Devils, but is determined to prove his critics wrong in 2015/16 by playing a key role in the team, reports Sky Sports.
The England international, 19, signed from Southampton for £27M last summer, but has struggled to stay fit all through the campaign. The promising left-back has made just 12 starts in the Premier League. He’s currently out of action with a hamstring injury, which has been synonymous all through the season under new manager Louis van Gaal.
Shaw has racked up a meagre 913 minutes of Premier League football, which has seen Ashley Young, Marcos Rojo and Delay Blind forced to cover for him in the side. All three players have performed well as makeshift cover, but the ex-Southampton defender wants to make the spot his own next season.
“It’s been a frustrating one because of the injuries I’ve picked up but I’m loving it. If I was to write a school report on my first season here I’d give myself a C,” he said.
He’s hoping to return in time to face Chelsea, which could be a big game in the title race, but it’s unlikely that Shaw would come straight into the starting eleven. Van Gaal has the side firing on all cylinders currently, so he won’t make changes that aren’t enforced.
“Chelsea is one of the first games I look for when the new fixtures come out. I haven’t scored yet so I don’t know. If my first goal was to come against Chelsea I’m not sure what I’d do.”
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